Australian Museum Journal A new species of Leiolopisma (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Western Australia

Shortform:
Greer, 1982, Rec. Aust. Mus. 34(12): 549–573
Author(s):
Greer, Allen E.
Year published:
1982
Title:
A new species of Leiolopisma (Lacertilia: Scincidae) from Western Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
34
Issue:
12
Start page:
549
End page:
573
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.34.1982.242
Language:
English
Date published:
31 December 1982
Cover date:
31 December 1982
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
REPTILIA; TAXONOMY
Digitized:
27 January 2009
Available online:
02 March 2009
Reference number:
242
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EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (110kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2487kb PDF)

Abstract

Leiolopisma baudini n. sp. is described on the basis of a single specimen from the vicinity of Point Culver, Western Australia. The new species is quite distinct and relatively primitive. Its closest living relative appears to be L. entrecasteauxii from southeastern Australia. Brief notes are provided on certain aspects of habitat, female reproduction and colour hues of most of the mainland Australian and Tasmanian species of Leiolopisma, and these data are used to support Rawlinson's (1974b and 1975) suggestion that the Australian species of the genus, at least, form two subgroups. A key is also provided to the described species of Leiolopisma from mainland Australia and Tasmania.

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